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This is Elvis and in the concluding volume of the trilogy Elvis: The Best of British
, this time the focus is on the RCA recordings of 1959-1960
and, consistent with the previous volumes, contains over 500 pages
. Discover exactly how Elvis, on his triumphant return from army service, reinvented his career at the top of the entertainment world when RCA declared 'Elvis is Back!
' before the movie G.I. Blues
changed his life forever. His story is graphically told through the music with over FIFTY iconic songs
, originally released on the British RCA label, having been extensively researched. Over 1100 rare or previously unpublished photographs
, charts and unique memorabilia, create a visually enhanced record of a superstar with unsurpassed acclaim. Read about the management strategy to keep Elvis' name in the public eye
whilst he was away, which not only succeeded in retaining his image of more than just a singer, but as the pulse at the heart of a generation. Includes a 30 track CD
featuring many performances officially released for the first time
Now available to order is 'The Elvis Files' Volume 7
(1974-1975), due for release in August.
'Elvis the King: The Authorized Book from the Graceland Archives
' by Gillian G. Gaar tells the personal story of Elvis and his relationships with those near and dear to him and contains more than 75 colour and black and white photographs from the Graceland archives, accompanied by insightful text.
Sony Music will release the 4 CD box set, 'Elvis Live In Las Vegas
' on September 18 packaged in a hard back book format case similar to recent releases of 'Young Man With The Big Beat
', 'Today, Tomorrow and Forever
', 'The Complete '68 Comeback Special
' and 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes
'. 'Live In Las Vegas' is a 4CD set compiling a comprehensive collection of Elvis’ legendary appearances in Las Vegas from 1956 -1975 and includes 89 recordings, a detailed 32 page booklet and plenty of rare photos.
Elvis Presley Hymnbook
is a single CD featuring the very best of Elvis' spiritual recordings. Elvis began singing in a church and had a lifelong love of inspirational music. These recordings taken from the beginning of his career illustrate the power of Elvis' devotion and his gospel roots.
'Elvis Love Songs' 3LP Gatefold 180g Red Vinyl
has just been released following the 'Love Songs 3 CD Set
' earlier this year. The Elvis recordings collected here have now retained their appeal for over half a century. As Eighties chart-topper and confirmed Presley fan Huey Lewis says, 'The best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records. Time has a way of being very unkind to old records, but Elvis' keep getting better and better.' In other words - if you love music, you'll love Elvis' love songs ... especially on this superb 3LP gatefold edition on glorious red vinyl!
Out now on CD is 'Elvis Blue'. Originally released in Australia on the Starcall label in 1983 as a 19-track LP, with a beautiful painted Elvis portrait on the front sleeve, as the title suggest all tracks on this album had the word ‘Blue’ in it. The album was a great success, but it was never released on silver pressed CD. Until now! Housed in sealed cardsleeve, this is a stunning miniature vinyl-look CD release, that also includes some special bonus tracks! A LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 400 COPIES !!!
Out now on CD in beautiful sealed cardsleeves, a great collection of classic Camden / RCA albums. From 1968 to 1975, RCA Camden issued a series of compilation albums. This output primarily consisted of repackaging of Elvis Presley's 1960s-era movie soundtrack recordings. These albums were very successful, due to the low budget price and the great gatefold album sleeves. For many (young) fans these albums were their introduction to the music of Elvis Presley. Although these albums did not always contained the very best of Elvis’ recordings, The Camden albums taught many customers one valuable lesson: you may find gold, when you least expect it 'The Elvis Presley Collection' contained 3 volumes. Looking like miniature vinyl albums, these releases will bring back many of the happy memories from the good ol’ days. A LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 400 COPIES !!!
Elvis Coming Home’ features a mixture with Elvis' songs and videos highlighting the fascinating late-sixties period. Since the first pressing sold out very fast, many Elvis fans missed out on it, so here is your chance to obtain this great release, which now features 5 bonus tracks, the rarest is the 68 medley: During the show NBC used one hand-held camera (ISO cam) to fill in the gaps made during the live control room switch, although the quality is less then we are used to you will get a live experience like never before!, with lots of surprises along the way.
The U.S. Postal Service will issue the Music Icons: Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever stamp and together with Sony Music's RCA/Legacy Recordings an exclusive music CD titled 'ELVIS FOREVER' that includes an Elvis song, as you've never heard it before. The CD will be available in select Post Offices beginning August 12.
Next up in the Sony Music 'Legacy Edition
' series is a reissue of 'Elvis Today'
. A highlight of this set is the Undubbed 'Original Session mixes' that are almost
worthy of their own release in our opinion. Originally released in 1975. The Today sessions were held in RCA's Studio C, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, March 10–12, 1975, and marked the last time Elvis Presley would record in a studio.
Jerry Scheff's original TCB necklace has been sold at auction for 11,970 euro ($13,364 USD). Jerry Scheff
, Elvis' bass player, received the 14K gold necklace from Elvis in the early 70s. While this would be something every Elvis fan would like to own, we think the price is a bit steep. ElvisPresleyShop.com
has an identical pendant for sale for a whole lot less
, made from the same mold and identical in size.
The label Rock Legends will release soon the double CD set 'One Week In August 1972' containing two concerts from August 1972, one being a soundboard recording, the second an audience recording. Elvis Kicked out his first Las Vegas August 1972 week with determination and pleasure ... Altogether these two performances recorded during the first week in Las Vegas are an excellent demonstration of what would become the rest of the season.
In 1965 celebrated the 10th anniversary of Elvis signing to RCA in November 1955. RCA released an 'anniversary album' with contained many, for that time, unreleased tracks and 1 overdubbed SUN recording. The album was titled 'Elvis For Everyone'. This stunning new 'ELVIS' 65' digipack release
- 'Elvis' 65' RCA 10th Anniversary Album ('Elvis For Everyone' Alternate Album) - contains 20 of the best outtakes and alternate versions of Elvis' 1965 single releases and studio recordings.
'Elvis Something Blue : Love Ballads Of The Sixties' is a really beautiful release with a stunning cover, containing 28 hard to find outtakes of some Elvis' best ballads, recorded in the sixties. The ultimate Elvis LOVE collection. Most tracks are unreleased in this form !! Some highlights are the hard to find version of It Hurts Me without the backing vocals, the original mono version of Home Is Where The Heart Is, the original album mix of Let's Forget About The Stars and the master of What Now, What Next, Where To including the studio count- in.
'A Touch of Gold Lamé' is now 'going to the printers', so in the final stage of production and on schedule foe release this month. This is a 450+ page Hardcover book by Erik Lorentzen author of the Elvis Files books. The book will be the same size and weight (3.5kg / 7.7 pounds) as these classic releases and will cover all you could want to know about Elvis and his 1957 concerts featuring the famous Gold Lame Suit. Preview 8 pages from this book.
have added a third title to be released at the end of June. 'Elvis' Golden Records' is the next release in the FTD Classic Album series
. The release joins the previously announced titles, the double vinyl LP, 'Elvis at American Sound
', and the FTD book 'Change of Habit
Sony Music has a major new CD release, 'If I Can Dream', due out in September. As we understand it the CD will NOT be a 'duets' album, (that has been known to be in consideration for some years, however we have been told this is NOT a 'duets' album), instead it will focus on ELVIS PRESLEY as the 'headline' artist while 'featuring
, many artists including Michael Buble', and remixed with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Priscilla Presley
has spoken of the release with; 'Elvis' voice now sounds unleashed while attacking 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' with the orchestra fuming. He probably would have loved this album, because it stands where it always wanted to be: the best entertainer on the planet'.
The US Postal Services announced today that Elvis Presley will be commemorated on a Forever stamp as the sixth inductee into the Postal Service's Music Icon Series. The stamp image will be previewed at a later date.
The First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony will take place on the morning of Aug. 12 at Graceland
in Memphis as part of this year's Elvis Week celebration.
For release at the end of July is 'The Sun Sessions
', a compilation of Elvis Presley's recordings at Sun Studios
in 1954 and 1955. The album was origianlly issued by RCA Records in 1976 and featured liner notes by Roy Carr of the New Musical Express. It had been issued and charted as The Sun Collection in the UK the previous year. The album features most of the tracks recorded at Sun studio by Sam Phillips
, the head of Sun Studios. Phillips signed Presley after hearing a song that he had recorded for his mother on his birthday. It includes 'That's All Right' one of the few recordings regarded as 'the first rock and roll record'.
, the woman who gave Elvis his first on-screen kiss is asking for $9 million to restore her crumbling abbey. The most recent version of the renovation plan, dubbed New Horizons, calls for a new chapel (the ceiling is sagging), housing and other environmentally friendly and disabled accessible spaces to live and pray. More than anything, they need more space. In the documentary God Is The Bigger Elvis
she gives them a unique insight into the daily life of the Benedictine Abbey ... Now she hopes now for to be able to help raise more donations to save the abbey for future generations.
The Follow That Dream
(FTD) release 'King Creole
', is out and our order is on the way to us. Continuing with FTDs very popular 'Classic Album
' series, this 2-CD set features the original RCA masters, unique Thorne Nogar live monitor mixes* many of which contain slates, and original song demos. It features a 16-page booklet featuring great photos, behind-the-scenes chronology and memorabilia.
'The Return Of The King' 2 CD Set is a Soundboard recording of the 1997 Elvis In Concert Show in Memphis, August 16, 1997. This double CD set is jam-packed and includes two (2) performances of 'Don't Cry Daddy by Lisa Marie Presley, ELVIS PRESLEY, The Sweet Inspirations sing their hit, 'Sweet Inspiration', Ronnie McDowell and much more. Recorded at the Elvis In Concert Show, Memphis, August 16, 1997
, best known among Elvis fans as the director of the 'Aloha From Hawaii' TV Special has died age 82 after he was struck by a car he had just exited from. He died at the scene, police said.
Elvis At The Movies
is a 3 CD set of soundtracks from Elvis' early Hollywood years remain fan favorites, and with good reason. From jailhouse rock to barrack block, the action and the music never stops.
Just released is 'The Last Farewell', a new 5 CD box set in a pewter box including a book of 80 pages (28 by 28 cm) with unseen photo's, never published before. The set with a total weight of 1.9 KG
(4 pounds) contains the complete masters and outtakes from the 1976 Graceland sessions in 'Superb Sound Quality', better than ever thought possible.
'827 Thomas Street' is a very limited box set full of rare and hard to find takes, mixes and live versions. The perfect set to accompany your FTD
'69 releases! As a bonus there is a newly remastered version of 'THE MEMPHIS RECORD', this great album contained alternate mixes and some of the best versions ever heard. Get it while you can and get back to 1969.
The King of Rock 'n' Roll is born: The making of Elvis, behind the scenes Hardcover Book
by Chris Murray (Editor), Alfred Wertheimer
(Photographer), Robert Santelli (Contributor) will be released in June. 'Elvis who?' was photographer Alfred Wertheimer's response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him to photograph an up-and-coming crooner from Memphis. Little did Wertheimer know that this would be the job of his life: just 21 years old, Elvis Presley was - as we now know - about to become a legend.
The World Knows Elvis Presley, but They Don't Know Me Hardcover Book
has been written by a person who conducts Elvis, (and other musical stars), tours and knows what he is talking about. This is a refreshing book on Elvis and a pleasure to read. The author is not one of the 'bash the fat junkie Elvis' writers and you can tell he loves his subject. At the same time he does destroy several myths in his writing and sets the record straight on the Memphis Mafia
and Tom Parker If you are fed up with the usual trash that is on the market about the greatest entertainer that has ever lived and would like to read what he was really like and how his own so - called 'friends' acted towards behind his back and ripped him off then this book is for you. Buy it, read it and have your eyes open.
This concert was released nine (9) years ago as a double CD set titled 'The Elvis Presley Show : Holding Down The Fort' and featured part of the opening acts on the first CD. The original tape had some damages and omissions, and therefore the show was made complete while using the same songs performed a month later at the same venue. It was well edited and runs as a complete show. It isn't most popular period for Elvis' concert but the two shows recorded in Fort Worth, TX turned out to be rather good at the time. The sound engineer Bruce Jackson was on a lucky and bad day altogether, but Elvis' mood turned the situation into a good one for his best sounding man on tour.
In an interview for 'Daily Mail' (UK), Nancy Sinatra
was asked who her dream dinner date would be. She said: 'Elvis. He always made me laugh. He was silly, funny and such a lovely guy to be around. When we did our movie (Speedway
) he had a tandem made for the two of us. He'd say: 'Nancy, let's go for a ride', and then we'd go off and within seconds all these Elvis fans would descend on us and we wouldn't get more than a few minutes cycling done. But it was fun. He loved life. He loved to laugh.
The Canadian based company Remstar Films has acquired the Canadian rights to the new film Elvis & Nixon. The film is about the meeting between Elvis and President Nixon on December 21, 1970
at the White House. Elvis wrote a letter to President Nixon while on a plane headed to Washington seeking a meeeting so he could ask to be a federal 'DEA' agent. Elvis & Nixon shows what happened during this intimate moment in the Oval Office. Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey playing the lead roles as Elvis and the president. They are currently filming in Los Angeles and New Orleans.
Elvis Presley's jet-airplanes, 'The Lisa Marie
' and 'Hound Dog II
', will remain permanent fixtures at Graceland
. EPE issued a statement on Sunday confirming the news after 10 months of public wrangling
over a new payment deal with the planes owners, triggering an uproar among loyal Elvis fans worldwide.
Following the huge success of the Deluxe slipcase bound hardcover Edition
comes the 'Ultimate Elvis : Soft Cover Edition : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions
' is a three-volume
set that not only comprises all the recording session details that are available to date, with the help of the fantastic Keith Flynn and his superb research. It also includes detailed discographies, reviews of every single, EP and album release, original release dates, facsimiles of RCA's paperwork, session logs, listing notices, letters from Colonel Parker's
office and RCA's archive, the reproduction of original sheet music covers, a huge index and a host of other things. And the icing on the cake is a wealth of stunning photographs - approximately 1500 of them! - many of them previously unseen, relating to the time period in question.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) have recently sold out
of the following title (meaning they are therefore deleted and unavailable); King Creole : The Music
(book), King Creole Frame By Frame
(book), In A Private Moment
, Polk Salad Annie
, Hot August Night
and Sold Out!
, the 25-year-old daughter of Lisa Marie Presley
is featured on the cover of the May edition of Vogue magazine in Australia, with her best friend and supermodel and actress Abbey Lee Kershaw.
As many fans are waiting on the release of the Elvis Files Volume 7, expected in August, and as the last book in the series, news just in is that there will be now an eighth volume covering 1976-77 released in 2016, with volume 7 1974-75.
Due for release this month is 'Love The Album
' a special edition CD limited to 500 copies only, that features 31 great tracks including original masters, alternate and Original Mono single versions and includes 8 previously unreleased versions (by Elvis' Record Company) ...
Due for release this month is 'Love The Blue Album
', a special edition CD limited to 500 copies only, that features 30 great tracks including original masters, alternate and Original Mono single versions and includes 5 previously unreleased versions (by Elvis' Record Company).